Internet explorer End-of-Life!

End of life date

D. 15 June 2022

Soon internet explorer 11 (IE11) will be deactivated instead of waiting and doing nothing. I recommend you start doing yourself a favor and get an overview of usage in your environment.

Many organizations have been using IE11 for a long time, and therefore not a surprise that we have systems and websites that require this browser. But Microsoft has tried to make the migration as smooth as possible. If this is new information to you and your organization, I don’t think you got time to call a developer.

I recommend you look at “IE mode” this is an option to support systems and websites independent of older tech.

To help you a little, I have written a high-level plan.

  1. Setup IE mode
  2. Set a date for when you will remove IE11 (before Microsoft does it for you)
  3. Inform users and move their data.
  4. Inform users that you will now deactivate IE11

It is crucial that you consider your alternatives like the “brand new” Edge, whose backend is the same tech as Chrome from Google 😊

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What will happen at the end-of-life date?

Microsoft released an updated article that tells us that they will start redirecting users from IE to the new Edge from the end-of-life date over a couple of months.

What Operating System is in scope and out of scope?

In scope:

  • Internet Explorer 11 desktop application delivered via the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC):
  • Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and later)

Out of scope

  • Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer platform (MSHTML/Trident), including WebOC
  • Internet Explorer 11 desktop application on:
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)
  • Windows Server SAC (all versions)
  • Windows 10 IoT Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) (all versions)
  • Windows Server LTSC (all versions)
  • Windows 10 client LTSC (all versions)

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Consolidated resources for IE retirement

Phase 1: Getting started/site discovery

Phase 2: Testing

Phase 3: Disable IE and change management